Declared Accounts
Excise

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'Declared Accounts: Excise', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. CCCXLII-CCCLXIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86031 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Excise

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1436 [E.351/1436].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1079, ROLL 732 [A.O.1/1079/732].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1712 (exclusive) to 24 June 1713 (inclusive).
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in neat money at 24 June 1712 79,398 4
remaining due from sundry brewers and others in the Country Collections 33,481 18 9
ditto, ditto, in London 13,063 6
remaining due from sundry former Collectors in the Country 25,034 15 6
resting due from sundry present ditto 3,468 7 2
and from Edward Hyrne, late Collector in London port (101l. 9s. 6¾d.) and from John Franks and John Courtney upon bond for the Duty on Brandy imported in London (170l. 2s. 0d.) 271 11
resting due from several Collectors of Imported Liquors in the Outports (952l. 9s. 2¾d.) and from Richard Butler upon bond for the Duty on Imported Liquors, Plymouth port (37l. 13s. 4d.) 990 2
resting due from several persons concerned in collecting the Duties on Coffee, Cyder, Mead, etc. in London 1,316 8 8
resting due from the Treasurer of the Navy for several bills drawn on him 99 6 1
resting to be accompted for by several noblemen and others for money taken up in the time of the late Revolution [of 1688] 18,723 12
money imprested to the Cashier 500 0 0
176,347 12 11½
Receipts: the whole Produce of the Excise due and payable for a year to 24 June inclusive:
produce of the several Country Collectors 701,101 13
produce of the Excise in London and Westminster and Bills of Mortality 326,253 1 2
produce of the Excise for Imported Liquors, London port and Outports 20,997 10
received from John Haines, Clerk to the Register, for the Queen's part of London fines 41 11 11
1,048,393 17
sundry additions and over balances etc.:
rent of the Old Excise Office in Broad Street, 26 Oct. 1704 to 25 March 1713: balance received by the Cashier from John Gibbons 198 0 0
balance repaid to Thomas Strong, late Collector of Northampton 2 16
money added to cash for postage of vouchers sent up by a Supervisor in Hants. but repaid by the Commissioners' order 0 8 3
over-balance due to Edward Pilsworth, junior, formerly a clerk in the London Distillery Office 8 2 8
balances due to several Country Collectors (Charles Frith, late Collector, Sheffield; Edmund Aram, Cornwall; John Meadows, Oxford; John Vero, Taunton; Paulet Asterley, ditto; William Walbank, Norwich; Morris Price, Bristoll; William Feast, Cambridge; John Natt, Chester; Thomas Broughton, Cornwall; John Cowley, Derby; William Milton, Essex; Harthory Brudnell, Exeter; Clement Warren, Hants.; Edward Heming, Hereford; John Wood, Hertford; George Spong, Isle [of] Wight; Edward Rawsthorn, Leeds; William Rutherford, Lincoln; Richard Patterson, Lynn; Pens Astry, Northampton; Henry Boucher, Oxford; William Bateman, Reading; John Ferryman, Wales Middle—amounts shown in each case) 419 1 3
balances due to Collectors in the Outports (Rowland Davis, Cardiff port; Walter Aldey, Chepstow port; John Ball, Dover port; William Gwin, Swansea port; Anthony Isaacson, Newcastle port) 2 7 4
gross produce of the Duty on Sweets intermixed in vouchers with Exciseable Liquors 63 16
694 12 2
total charge and receipts £1,225,436 2 3
Discharge.
Overbalances due to several Collectors and others from the preceding Accompt:
to Edward Pilsworth, junior [as above] 8 2 8
to several Country Collectors, not detailed here 249 6 11¾
to several Collectors in the Outports, ditto 1 11 11½
259 1
salaries, riding charges, incidents, etc.:
Collectors' salaries in the Country, etc. 70,388 9 8
riding Charges of Country Collectors 4,833 8 5
incident charges 1,820 16
Officers' taxes 6,788 9 11
charges in returning money to London 422 9
to Edward Noell and James Vernon, two Commissioners of Excise, for travelling expenses 24 0 0
84,277 13 11
allowances for Exciseable Liquors exported as merchandise etc.:
allowed for liquors exported 783 3 11½
allowed pursuant to justices' warrants 269 1 10½
allowed the fishermen of Great Yarmouth in consideration of their payment of Excise on strong beer provided for their North Sea and herring fishing; year to Michaelmas 1712; by Treasury warrant of 2 Feb. 1712–13 160 0 0
1,212 5 10
exports and overcharges allowed in London:
to sundry brewers for beer exported 423 16 10½
ditto for spirits exported as merchandise 6 16 8
430 13
to sundry brewers, for overcharges 195 5
to several distillers, ditto 21 1 4
to sundry persons for cyder overcharged 23 2 11½
for mead overcharged 2 7
241 17
necessary and incident charges in London port 425 4 3
repaid on brandy overcharged 5 2 8
430 6 11
poundage and salaries in the Outports 438 6
incident charges in the Outports 69 13
508 0 3
total for salaries and other allowances as above 87,100l. 17s. 7d.
ready money received and had and particularly accompted for 957,950 14
total payments and allowances £1,045,310 13 5
and so remains 180,125 8 10
whereof:
nett money remaining unaccompted for, to be charged in the next year's Accompt 82,289 11 5
remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry brewers etc. in the several Counties in England and Wales 34,593 9
ditto in London (beer and ale 4,527l. 19s. 10¾d., strong waters 1,143l. 1s. 5¼d., low wines 2,468l. 3s. 5½d., coffee 2,832l. 5s. 10d., cyder 1,309l. 13s. 0¼d., mead 476l. 18s. 11d. and sweets 290l. 0s. 4d.) 13,048 2 10¾
47,641 12 5
arrears unpaid by Collectors and others for the balances of their accompts and bills of exchange, detailed:
[substantially as in the previous Accompt, but Thomas Benson, not Benjamin, late Collector of Lancaster and adding Ezekiel Polsted, late Collector of Lichfield] 25,058 11
remaining in arrear and unpaid by several Collectors for the balances of this year's Accompts 3,234 14
remaining in arrear from Edward Herne and from John Franks and John Courtney in London port 271 11
remaining in arrear for balances due from several former and present Collectors in the Outports on this year's Accompts (952l. 7s. 3½d.) and from Richard Butler, late Collector of Plymouth port for the duty of Brandy on bond, detailed (37l. 13s. 4d.) 990 0
remaining in arrear and unpaid for balances due from sundry Collectors etc. in London, detailed:
London distillery 389 19 8
London coffee 329 18
London cyder 142 9
London mead 447 8
London sweets 6 12 0
1,316 8 8
remaining unpaid on several bills of exchange drawn upon the Navy Treasurer, detailed 99 6 1
total in arrear and unpaid by Collectors and others, as given above 30,970l. 12s. 11¾d.
and depending upon several Noblemen and others for money taken up in the time of the late Revolution 18,723 12
imprest money in the hands of the Commissioners or their Cashier 500 0 0
sum total of the Supers to balance the Accompt £180,125 8 10
Declared 17 July 1717.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1357 [E.351/1357].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 913, ROLL 101 [A.O.1/913/101].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1712 to 24 June 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as by the end of the last preceding Accompt 18,099 17
depending upon the late Sub-Commissioners, Farmers, etc. [as in previous Accounts] 54,829 18
(total arrears 72,929l. 15s. 11d.)
Receipts: moneys received out of the Revenues of Excise within the time of this Accompt:
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise since 8 March 1701–2:
Michaelmas quarter 1712 116,363 5 11½
Xmas quarter 1712 104,813 1 10
Ladyday quarter 1713 107,694 8 11½
Midsummer quarter 1713 117,364 16
446,235 13
on the Additional 9 d. for 99 years from 25 Jan. 1692–3:
Michaelmas quarter 1712 37,675 11
Xmas quarter 1712 33,449 6 11¾
Ladyday quarter 1713 34,168 8 11¼
Midsummer quarter 1713 37,162 0
142,455 7 10
on the Additional 9d. for 16 years, continued by an Act 4 Anne:
Michaelmas quarter 1712 39,768 6
Xmas quarter 1712 36,539 8
Ladyday quarter 1713 35,733 4
Midsummer quarter 1713 38,565 3
150,606 3 3
on the Additional or Bank 9d. from 17 May 1697:
Michaelmas quarter 1712 37,675 11
Xmas quarter 1712 33,449 6 9
Ladyday quarter 1713 34,168 8 10¾
Midsummer quarter 1713 37,162 0
142,455 7
on the Additional 3d. on Beer, Ale, Cyder, etc. from 26 March 1710 for 32 years:
Michaelmas quarter 1712 14,244 7 10½
Xmas quarter 1712 12,866 10
Ladyday quarter 1713 13,003 9 3
Midsummer quarter 1713 14,518 10 11¼
54,632 18
on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction, from 24 June 1710 for 99 years:
Michaelmas quarter 1712 5,705 14 11½
Xmas quarter 1712 6,956 2
Ladyday quarter 1713 6,662 5 5
Midsummer quarter 1713 7,608 18
26,933 1 10½
on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction before 24 June 1710:
Michaelmas quarter 1712 nil
Xmas quarter 1712 3 7 6
Ladyday quarter 1713 2 17 6
Midsummer quarter 1713 2 17 6
9 2 6
money received in part of London fines and penalties adjudged against brewers and others:
Xmas quarter 1712 41 11 11
total receipts as above 963,369l. 6s. 8d.
Voluntary charge: balance for rent of the Old Excise Office 26 Oct. 1704 to 25 March 1713:
to the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 94 9
to the Additional 9d. for 99 years 30 8
to the Additional 9d. for 16 years 30 8
to the Bank 9d. 30 8
to the Additional 3d. 10 12
and to Low Wines since Midsummer 1710 1 11 7
198 0 0
total charge and receipts £1,036,497 2 7
Discharge.
Salaries and entertainments:
William Strong, George Townesend, Philip Ryley, Sir Marmaduke Wyvell, bt., Edward Noell, Christopher Montagu, Whitlock Bulstrode and James Vernon for one year; Nicholas Pollexfen, Ladyday 1712 to 6 July 1712; John Price, succeeding him, 6 July to Ladyday 1713; at 800l. per an. each, as Commissioners and Governors 7,200 0 0
Sir William Honeywood, bt., Thomas Goodman, Walter Hungerford and William Lyndall, four Commissioners of Appeals, for one year; James Ashburn, another, to his decease 24 July 1712; at 200l. per an. each 865 9
the Officers, named, attending the Commissioners of Appeals 180 0 0
Sir Basil Dixwell, bt., Auditor of the Excise, for himself and clerks 700 0 0
Thomas Sidney, Comptroller, for ditto 1,320 0 0
John Bruere, a clerk in the Comptroller's Office 80 0 0
John Brougham, Secretary to the Commissioners 450 0 0
Thomas Yarburgh, ‘Register’ and his clerk, named 390 0 0
Edward Pauncefort, Receiver General and Cashier 1,550 0 0
John Ellis, Solicitor 350 0 0
Richard Hill, Teller 80 0 0
Mrs. Mary Howard, Housekeeper, and Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbons, Deputy Housekeeper 250 0 0
John Matthew, Clerk of the Securities 100 0 0
the Under-Officers, not named 11,783 2 10¼
William Harvey, for rent of his house, the former Grand Office of Excise, in Broad Street 350 0 0
Thomas Frederick for the rent of his house in St. Olave, Old Jewry, the present Grand Office of Excise (at 300l. less 36l. for the Little House paid by the Cashier) 264 0 0
25,912 12
(The above is allowed as follows:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 12,131l. 13s. 5¼d., out of the 9d. for 99 years 3,961l. 5s. 2¾d., out of 16 years' 9d. 4,079l. 17s. 11½d., out of the Bank 9d. 3,961l. 5s. 2¾d., out of the Additional 3d. 1,362l. 10s. 3¼d., out of the Duty on Low Wines 416l.)
payments to tradesmen and others and for incident charges, detailed 3,194 18
Charles, Duke of Cleveland, for his pension 3,000 0 0
George, Duke of Northumberland, for the like 3,000 0 0
Charles, Duke of Grafton (2,000l.) and the Dowager Duchess of Grafton (1,000l.) for the like 3,000 0 0
payments for Officers' Taxes, by special warrant from the Lord High Treasurer (allotted to the several Duties) 757 6 0
repayments for beer and spirits exported as merchandise, for overcharges and for a balance due to a Collector 165 14
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 420,207 7
out of the Additional or Fund 9d. for 99 years 136,968 9 5
out of the Additional 9d. for 16 years 145,044 16 9
out of the Additional or Bank 9d. 136,968 9
out of the Additional 3d. 52,775 19 1
out of the Duty on Low Wines after 24 June 1710 26,906 5
out of ditto before 24 June 1710 7 4 2
ready money out of Fines and Penalties 41 11 11
918,920 3
total payments and allowances £957,950 14
and so remains 78,546 8
whereof depending on sundry late Sub-Commissioners, Farmers and others [as in preceding Cash Accompts] 54,829 18
and depending upon the Commissioners for money imprested to the Cashier for incidents 500 0 0
for a quarter's salary of a deceased Country Accomptant for which no acquittance is yet produced 20 0 0
for two errors in the salary bills (Mich. and Xmas quarters 1711) 24 18 10¼
for the money arising out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 10,970 12
the Additional 9d. for 99 years 3,434 12
the Additional 9d. for 16 years 3,493 9 8
the Additional or Bank 9d. 3,434 12
the Additional 3d. 1,337 10
the Duty on Low Wines to Midsummer 1710 1 18 4
ditto since Midsummer 1710 498 14
ditto to 24 March 1705 0 0
the Additional or Double 9d. 0 0
the Duty of 2s. per gallon on Brandy 0 0
£23,716 9
£78,546 8
Declared 17 August 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1451 [E.351/1451].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1079, ROLL 733, PART 3 [A.O.1/1079/733/3].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1712 to 24 June 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the first Accompt under the Act 10 Anne [c. 7] nil
Receipts: the whole Duty and Produce of the Duty on Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry for the period 24 June 1712 to 24 June 1713:
Gross Produce in Country Inland Collections:
malt at 6d. a bushel 645,001 16
cyder at 4s. a hogshead 8,714 14 11
compounders 4,671 12 6
the Queen's share of fines 288 9
interest on bills of exchange 6 15
money taken up by Officers not before brought to accompt 2 2 0
surcharges from Examiners' Office 4 19 2
malt relanded 38 14 0
charge of protest 0 4 0
658,729 7 8
Gross Produce in the Outports:
cyder at 4s. a hogshead 12 15
mum at 10s. a barrel 56 11
69 7
Gross Produce in London port:
cyder at 4s. a hogshead 1 8 0
mum at 10s. a barrel 193 7 6
194 15 6
Gross Produce in London:
malt at 6d. a bushel 1,259 5
cyder at 4s. a hogshead 780 0
2,039 5 11¼
total produce 661,032l. 16s. 5d.
overbalances (Collectors and Districts named) 173 9
money added, proper to Arrear Accompt, being overpaid on this General Accompt 181 3 11¼
total charge and receipts £661,387 10
Discharge.
Salaries and incidents etc.:
salaries of Collectors etc. (not detailed) 39,998 11 11¾
riding charges 2,654 12 0
incident charges 883 4 6
Inferior Officers' taxes 3,734 11
returns of money from London 377 15 6
poundage allowed the Collectors at the Outports 4 15
James Vernon and Edward Noell, Commissioners, 8l. each for riding charges 16 0 0
47,669 10
allowances:
allowed to sundry persons for malt and cyder exported 39,247 12 9
allowed for cyder overcharged in London 9 2
allowed by Justices' Warrants 743 3
39,999 19
total for payments and allowances as above 87,669l. 9s. 6¾d.
ready money received and particularly accompted for 316,254 11
total payments and allowances £403,924 0
and so remains 257,463 9
whereof remaining in arrear for Malt Duty ending 23 June 1713:
remaining unpaid by several Malsters in the Country, not named 34,914 4
remaining due from sundry Malsters in London, ditto 5 19 7
remaining due from sundry Country Collectors, ditto 277 2 10¼
35,197 7 1
and money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners:
cash in the hands of the Cashier 19,164 17
money received after Midsummer 1713 on accompt of several Country Collectors 202,561 8 11¼
ditto on the accompts of several Collectors in the Outports 31 16
ditto on the accompt of London port 86 11
ditto on accompt of sundry Malsters and cyder makers in London 421 7
222,266 2
total to balance the Accompt £257,463 9
Declared 3 July 1718.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1375 [E.351/1375].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNEDLE 913: ROLL 102 [A.O.1/913/102].
The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.
24 June 1712 to 24 June 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of the Commissioners:
out of the Duties on Malt, commencing 24 June 1712 nil [first accompt]
ditto, determined 23 June 1712 12,169 9 11½
ditto, determined 23 June 1711 31 16 10½
ditto, determined 23 June 1710 350 17 8
ditto, determined 23 June 1709 480 1
ditto, determined 23 June 1708 22 14
ditto, determined 23 June 1707 37 14 11¼
ditto, determined 23 June 1705 0 0
ditto, determined 23 June 1703 0 0
out of the Duty on Sweets, commencing 25 March 1707 15 0
out of the Old Duty on Malt and Leather 0 0
13,107 16
remaining upon Thomas Tresham, a late Officer in the Excise [as in previous Accompts] 682 9 0
Receipts: money received out of the various Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry:
on the Duty upon Malt commencing 24 June 1712 335,419 8
on ditto determined 23 June 1712 206,321 14
on ditto determined 23 June 1711 119 7 10½
on ditto determined 23 June 1710 474 3 9
on ditto determined 23 June 1709 15 18
on ditto determined 23 June 1708 9 9
on ditto determined 23 June 1707 3 4
on the Duty on Sweets 417 6
and upon the Old Duty on Leather 21 4
542,801 18
total charge and receipts £556,592 3
Discharge.
Salaries:
Sir Basil Dixwell, bt., Auditor, and his clerk, Ladyday 1712 to 3 Feb. 1712–13 51 13 4
Thomas Sidney, Comptroller, for his Deputy and two clerks 140 0 0
Thomas Wyvill, Walter Long, John Brockden and Samuel Underwood, Assistant Accomptants, for a year to Ladyday 1713; Jasper Bull, another, to 14 Sept. 1712; Christopher Wyvill, succeeding Bull 300 0 0
John Mathew, Clerk of the Securities, and Samuel Johnson, correspondent 100 0 0
Anthony Cassens and John Tooker, the two Accomptants General 140 0 0
Jervas Clark, Assistant Doorkeeper 5 0 0
Edward Willett, Accomptant for the London Distillery Cyder 10 0 0
William Puriour, Assistant to the Clerk of the Diaries 40 0 0
John Gibbons, Clerk of the Stores, for his Assistant, William Greenhill 40 0 0
John Guest, Messenger 50 0 0
James Lambert, Chief Examiner of the Country Officers' books, and other Examiners etc. 341 7 11¼
John Francis, Robert Nisbit and John Howson, Receivers and Billmen 120 0 0
William Taylor, Doorkeeper, for disbursements 67 15
1,405 16 10¾
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others, named, for goods delivered etc. 1,809 13
Inferior Officers' taxes; by special Treasury warrant 138 10 0
payments for over-balances to Collectors, for malt exported, for sweets overcharged etc., detailed 6,957 3
ready money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Malt Duty commencing 24 June 1712 312,495 3
out of the Malt Duty determined 23 June 1712 212,097 2 0
out of the Malt Duty determined 23 June 1711 82 19 3
out of the Malt Duty determined 23 June 1708 19 19
out of the Duty on Sweets 425 3 5
and out of the Old Leather Duty 21 4
525,141 12
total payments and allowances £535,452 16
and so remains 21,139 7
whereof depending on Thomas Tresham, part of 982l. 9s. due on ten debentures for malt exported, fraudulently paid to a wrong hand 682 9 0
and depending on the Commissioners of Excise:
out of the Malt Duty commencing 24 June 1712 19,164 17
ditto, determined 23 June 1712 391 11 10
ditto, determined 23 June 1711 65 4 6
ditto, determined 23 June 1710 823 4
ditto, determined 23 June 1709 3 0
ditto, determined 23 June 1708 0 0
ditto, determined 23 June 1707 3 4
ditto, determined 23 June 1705 0 0
ditto, determined 23 June 1703 0 0
out of the Duty on Sweets commencing 25 March 1707 5 14
out of the Duty on Malt determined 20 July 1699 0 0
and out of the Leather Duty determined 20 April 1700 0 0
20,456 18
£21,139 7
Declared 17 August 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: HOPS: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1462 [E.351/1462].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1079, ROLL 733, PART 4 [A.O.1/1079/733/4].
The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.
24 June 1712 to 24 June 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in neat money to be accompted for from the previous Accompt 734 6
remaining due from sundry hop-planters in the Country collections 513 17 0
and resting due from several present Country Collectors 8 12
1,256 15 9
Receipts: the whole produce for charging the Duty upon Hops 24 June 1712 to 24 June 1713 30,282 0
Overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places 32 14
total charge and receipts £31,571 10 10¼
Discharge.
Overbalances due to Country Collectors 7 12
salaries and incidents etc.:
salaries to Country Collectors and others 1,031 3 8
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc. 211 8
charges of returning money to London 9 14 10½
Commissioners' travelling charges 21 10 0
1,273 17 0
allowed for hops exported:
upon debentures in the Excise Office 1,818 9
by Justices' warrants in the Country 145 7 10
1,963 17
total of the above 3,237l. 14s. 6½d.
ready money received etc. and particularly accompted for 24,405 12
total payments and allowances £27,650 19
and so remains 3,920 11
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry hop-planters in the Country 1,352 13
and from sundry Collectors in the Country 3 0
and resting to the accompted for by the Commissioners for the balance of the Cash Accompt in the hands of the Cashier of Excise 856 5
and to be accompted for on accompt of sundry Country Collectors 1,708 11 10¾
£3,920 11
Declared 15 February 1720–21.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: HOPS: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1387 [E.351/1387].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 913, ROLL 103 [A.O.1/913/103].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1711 to 24 June 1712.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as by the end of the last preceding Accompt 283 3
Receipts: money received out of the Duty on Hops within the time of this Accompt 24,978 14
total charge and receipts £25,261 17
Discharge.
Incident charges: payments to tradesmen, artificers and others for work and materials, detailed 290 19 11½
allowance for hops exported as merchandise 170 18 4
ready money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates 23,943 13 10
total payments and allowances £24,405 12
and so remains 856 5
whereof depending on William Taylor, Doorkeeper, for money imprested to him 100 0 0
and on these Accomptants 756 5
£856 5
Declared 17 August 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CANDLES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1470 [E.351/1470].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1079, ROLL 733 Part 5 [A.O.1/1079/733/5].
The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.
25 March 1712 to 24 June 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in neat money, received in part of the produce of this Duty from 25 March 1711 to 25 March 1712 26,630 18
remaining due from sundry tallow chandlers and others in the Country Collections 1,016 19
ditto, ditto in London 50 1
resting due from sundry Country Collectors 106 6 4
27,804 6
Receipts: the whole Produce of the Duties on Candles 25 March 1712 to 24 June 1713:
London:
tallow candles; the growing duty at 1d. per pound 42,111 9
wax candles; ditto at 8d. per pound 811 1 5
surcharges 26 11 10
compositions 90 11
the Queen's part of fines 104 0 6
43,143 14 4
Country Inland Collections:
tallow candles; 258 pounds stock in hand 25 March 1711 at 1d. per pound 1 1 6
ditto; the growing duty from 25 March 1712 to 24 June 1713 at 1d. per pound 89,379 6 11½
wax candles; ditto at 8d. per pound 1,609 3
compositions 391 11
the Queen's part of fines 90 6
interest and protest of bills of exchange returned 3 17
interest on Exchequer bills and surcharges from the Examiners' Office 0 1
91,475 8
total receipts as above 134,619l. 2s. 7¾d.
overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places 62 18 1
total charge and receipts £162,486 7 2
Discharge.
Overbalances allowed to Country Collectors from the preceding accompt, not here detailed 35 0 7
prompt payment, salaries, incidents, etc.:
salaries of Collectors etc., not detailed 10,164 19 9
riding charges, Sheffield collection 30 16 0
incident charges 210 0 7
charges of returns of money to London 58 15
Inferior Officers' taxes 734 9
travelling charges of the Commissioners:
Nicholas Pollexfen (16l. 8s. 7d.), James Vernon (31l. 0s. 8½d.), and Edward Noell (2l. 10s.) 49 19
11,249 0
allowances for exports, overcharges, etc.:
allowed to persons in the Country for candles exported 1,402 13 8
allowed as per Justices' warrants 10 15 4
allowed for overcharges in London 29 0 10
1,442 9 10
total for the above payments and allowances 12,691l. 10s. 4¾d.
ready money received and particularly accounted for 136,784 3
total payments and allowances £149,510 14
and so remains 12,975 13
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by tallow-chandlers and others in the Country 965 19
ditto in London 40 6
and resting due from sundry Country Collectors 63 2 11½
1,069 8
depending on William Taylor, late doorkeeper, for money imprested to him for incidents 150 0 0
cash in the hands of the Cashier 3,108 5
resting to be accompted for on accompt of sundry Country Collectors for money received after 24 June 1713 5,813 5 4
ditto on accompt of sundry tallow chandlers and others in London, received after 24 June 1713 2,822 18
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors received after 24 June 1713, proper to accompt ended 25 March 1712 2 18
and on accompt of sundry tallow chandlers in London, proper to the said accompt 8 16
11,906 4
total to balance the Accompt £12,975 13
Declared 26 February 1718–19.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CANDLES: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1395 [E.351/1395].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 914: ROLL 105 [A.O.1/914/105].
The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.
25 March 1712 to 24 June 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of these Accomptants, as by the end of the last preceding Accompt 2,368 1 7
Receipts: sums received by these Accomptants, their Agents, Cashier or General Receiver within the time of this Accompt:
on the Duty on candles commencing 1 May 1710 68,783 4
on ditto commencing 25 March 1711 68,787 2 8
money received on accompt of London fines 104 0 6
137,674 7
total charge and receipts £140,042 8 10¼
Discharge.
salaries of Officers, clerks and others:
Isaac Hide, Accomptant General; three quarters to Ladyday 1713 52 10 0
Henry Wilcox, Accomptant in London; five quarters to same date 100 0 0
Christopher Wyvill, Assistant Accomptant to 17 Jan. 1712; Garvin Miller, succeeding him, to 14 Sept. 1712; James Philips, succeeding Miller, to Ladyday 1713; John Lawton, another from 2 April 1712 to Ladyday 1713 111 10
John Gibbons, clerk of the Stores, Xmas 1711 to 15 Sept. 1712 17 16 11½
Garvin Miller, clerk for posting the Entries to 17 Jan. 1712; James Philips, succeeding him to 14 Sept. 1712; Adam Anderson, succeeding Philips, to Ladyday 1713 56 5 0
Gervas Clerk, Assistant Doorkeeper; five quarters to Ladyday 1713 6 5 0
Robert Hussey and Francis Oldham, Examiners of the Books, same time 137 10 0
Robert Shawter, Messenger; same time 62 10 0
Henry Middleton, Assistant to the Clerk of the Securities; same time 25 0 0
Thomas Sidney, Comptroller, for a clerk; same time 75 0 0
Edward Clark, General Surveyor, same time; Edward White, another, from 25 Feb. to Ladyday 1713 290 14 2
Surveyors, not named (8, 8, 8, 11, 8 in the successive quarters) 545 3
Officers for surveying wax and tallow candles 2,011 9
the Assistant Officers 55 12
William Taylor, Doorkeeper, for salaries by him paid 75 1 10½
3,622 8
payment to tradesmen, artificers and others, for work and materials, detailed 1,437 16
Inferior Officers' taxes 311 10 0
payments for exports and overcharges, detailed 89 17 2
ready money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Duty commencing 1 May 1710 65,606 2 3
out of the Duty commencing 25 March 1711 65,612 7 11½
part of fines and penalties 104 0 6
131,322 10
total payments and allowances £136,784 3
and so remains 3,258 5
whereof depending on William Taylor for money imprested 100 0 0
and on John Gibbons ditto 50 0 0
and on these Accomptants 3,108 5
£3,258 5
Declared 17 August 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GILT AND SILVER WIRE AND STARCH: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1465 [E.351/1465].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1079, ROLL 733 Part 1 [A.O.1/1079/233/1].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
1 July 1712 to 24 June 1713 (Starch Duty from 1 August 1712).
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the first Accompt for these Duties. nil
Receipts: the whole produce of the Duties on Gilt and Silver Wire and Starch within the time of this Accompt:
London:
Gilt British Wire; stock in hand 1 July 1712 at 4d. an ounce 54 8
British silver wire; ditto at 3d. an ounce 110 19 6
22 lb. of foreign starch in hand 1 Aug. 1712 at 2d. a lb. 0 3 8
British starch ditto at 1d. a lb. 196 6
British gilt wire; the growing Duty at 8d. an ounce 2,350 9
British silver wire; ditto at 6d. an ounce 1,683 10 0
surcharges from ledger 0 1 1
British starch; the growing Duty from 1 Aug. 1712 at 1d. a lb. 6,372 12 1
surcharges 63 17 3
10,832 7
Country Inland Collections:
foreign starch in hand on 1 Aug. 1712 at 2d. a lb. 0 12 1
British starch ditto at 1d. a lb. 1,850 11 11¾
British starch; the growing Duty from 1 Aug. 1712 at 1d. a lb. 4,843 2
the Queen's part of fines 12 11
6,706 18
total receipts as above 17,539l. 5s. 9¼d.
overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places 34 11
total charge and receipts £17,573 17
Discharge.
Allowances for prompt payment, salaries, etc.:
discount for prompt payment of these duties on stock in hand at 10l. per cent. (London 11l. 9s. 7¼d., Country 27l. 18s. 9¾d.) 39 8 5
salaries to Collectors etc 158 7
Inferior Officers' taxes 0 16 3
riding charges: to Fletcher Powell, Collector, Oxford 2 0 9
returns of money to London 5 3 0
incidents 71 5 9
277 1
allowances for exports etc.:
to sundry persons in the Country for starch exported 42 11 5
to sundry persons in London for ditto 64 15 11
to sundry persons as per Justices' warrants 45 12
152 19 10¾
total allowances as above 430l. 1s. 1¼d.
ready money received and particularly accompted for 13,058 4 10¼
total payments and allowances £13,488 5 11½
and so remains 4,085 11 5
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry starch makers etc. in the Country 176 3
ditto in London 26 7
remaining due from sundry Country Collectors 44 16
247 6 11¼
resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands 358 14
ditto on accompt of sundry refiners and starch makers in London, received after 24 June 1713 2,127 2
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, ditto 1,352 7
3,838 4
total to balance the Accompt £4,085 11 5
Declared 3 July 1718.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GILT AND SILVER WIRE AND STARCH: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1390 [E.351/1390].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 913, ROLL 104 [A.O.1/913/104].
The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.
1 July 1712 to 24 June 1714.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the first Accompt for these Duties. nil
Receipts: sums received by these Accomptants, their Agents or Cashier General within the time of this Accompt £13,416 19 5
Discharge.
Salaries etc.:
Isaac Hide, Accomptant General, three quarters to Ladyday 1713 22 10 0
John Middleton, Assistant Accomptant, same time; Jasper Bull and Arthur Ingram, two others, from 15 Sept. 1712; Benjamin Legros, another, from 14 July 1712; Adam Anderson, another, 14 July 1712 to 14 Sept. 1712 40 7
Henry Buck, who receives Entries etc.; from 16 Sept. 1712 to Ladyday 1713 8 0 10
Thomas Ulney, Surveyor, from 1 July 1712 to Ladyday 1713 44 1
Surveyors, not named 246 0 2
Thomas Frederick, for three quarters' rent to Ladyday 1713 7 10 0
368 9
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others for work and materials, detailed 192 5 11
allowance for gilt and silver wire and starch exported 213 4 3
ready money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates 12,284 5
total payments and allowances £13,058 4 10¼
and so remains 358 14
whereof depending upon these Accomptants 358 14
Declared 17 Aug. 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SOAP, PAPER AND CALICOES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1473 [E.351/1473].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1079, ROLL 733, Part 2 [A.O.1/1079/733/2].
The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.
12 June 1712 to 24 June 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the first Accompt for these Duties nil
Receipts: the whole produce for charging the Duties upon Soap, Paper, Printed Silk, Callicoes, etc., that commenced 10 June 1712, 24 June 1712 and 20 July 1712:
stock in hand in London and Westminster and within the Bills of Mortality 17,870 1 7
the growing Duty in London etc. 69,627 17
stock in hand in the Country Collections 49,637 13
the growing Duty in the Country 14,934 19
gained by sundry fractional parts less than ¼d. 0 0
152,070 12 6
overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places 145 0 3
total charge and receipts £152,215 12 9
Discharge.
Allowance for prompt payment (London 463l. 12s. 5¾d., Country 284l. 18s. 11¾d.) 748 11
salaries etc.:
salaries in the Country 2,757 3
riding charges 14 5 3
incident charges 419 0 1
Officers' taxes 71 12 6
returns of money to London 17 11
James Vernon and Edward Noell, two of the Commissioners, for travelling charges 5 0 0
3,284 12
allowance for exports, over-entries, etc.:
to sundry persons in the Country for soap etc. exported 837 0
to sundry persons in London for ditto 798 12 8
to sundry persons in the Country for soap consumed in the woollen manufacture 74 13 8
to sundry persons in London for overentries 103 16 6
to ditto for Duty overcharged 206 2 8
to sundry persons as per Justices' warrants in the Country 195 19
2,216 5
total allowed as above 6,249l. 8s. 10¾d.
ready money received and particularly accompted for 110,312 1
total payments and allowances £116,561 10
and so remains 35,654 2
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry makers of soap etc. in the Country 6,264 6
ditto in London 1,924 3
and remaining due from sundry Collectors in the Country 181 0
8,369 10 10
money resting due to be accompted for by the Commissioners for the balance of the Cash Accompt in the Cashier's hands 4,041 3
ditto on accompt of sundry soap makers etc. in London, received after 24 June 1713 12,400 6 2
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 1713 10,843 1
27,284 11
£35,654 2
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 26 Feb. 1718–19.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SOAP, PAPER ETC.: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1397 [E.351/1397].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 914, ROLL 106 [A.O. 914/106].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
10 June 1712 to 24 June 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the first Accompt of these Duties nil
Receipts: money received during the time of this Accompt out of the Duties on Soap from 10 June 1712, on Paper from 24 June 1712 and on Printed Silks etc. from 20 July 1712 £114,353 5
Discharge.
Salaries etc.:
Isaac Hide, Accomptant General, for three quarters to Ladyday 1713 75 0 0
John Middleton, Assistant Accomptant, same time; Jasper Bull and Arthur Ingram Thornton, two others, from 15 Sept.; Benjamin Legross, another, from 14 July 1712; Adam Anderson, another, from 14 July to 14 Sept. 1712; at 45l. per an. each 121 1
Henry Buck who receives the entries etc., from 16 Sept. 1712 to Ladyday 1713 24 2
several Officers for surveying these Duties 911 6
several Assistant Officers 313 13
William Taylor for salary paid to John Maxwell, John Wilmot and William Woodman 13 14
John Spellman, Surveyor, from 20 July 1712 to Ladyday 1713 41 2
Thomas Frederick, for three quarters rent to Ladyday 1713 at 26l. per an. 19 10 0
1,519 11
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others, named, for work and materials 1,139 4
paid to Thomas Bell for stamps and blacking for stamping callicoes; by the Commissioner's Orders 258 1 0
paid to Charles Boit in reward for his service; pursuant to Treasury warrant 100 0 0
allowance for exports and overcharges (exports 744l. 0s. 6¼d.; overcharges 35l. 19s. 3d.) 779 19
money paid into the Exchequer 106,515 5 2
total payments and allowances £110,312 1
and so remains 4,041 3
whereof depending on William Tayler for money imprested 300 0 0
and on John Gibbons, ditto 50 0 0
and on these Accomptants 3,691 3
£4,041 3
Declared 17 August 1715.